Skåne’s Skilled Competencies and Talent Study

Understanding the skilled talent challenges that Skåne’s leading innovative SMEs face


In recent years, Sweden has experienced a well-documented skilled talent challenge, with businesses throughout the country expressing grave concern that they will not be able to achieve their growth targets without additional support in ensuring an adequate supply of skilled talent – including attraction and retention policies.

This shortfall is particularly acute in the technology sector, where specialized technical skills are in enormous demand. Without more skilled workers, Skåne’s cutting-edge innovators will be forced to curtail their growth strategies, resulting in suboptimal economic performance.

In order to address this, the first step is to adequately capture the scope of the problem, with on-the-ground facts from employers in the region. The aim of this study is therefore two-fold:

  1. To analyze the specific skilled talent challenges that Skåne’s leading innovative SMEs face; and, 
  2. To articulate a variety of strategies and policies to address this problem.

The Skåne Skilled Competencies and Talent Study is an initiative from Ideon Science Park, Mobile Heights, and Media Evolution City. It is funded by Region Skåne and Tillväxtverket.


If you’re a leader at a tech company in Skåne, your input is absolutely essential. We are looking for Skåne tech companies to fill out our informational survey:

In addition to the survey, we have conducted a series of in-depth interviews with companies, to enable us to understand the unique challenges they face.

To learn more about the study, please contact Carolina Garcés, carolina.garces(at)